INCONSISTENCIES IN RATING THE EFFECT OF AIRCRAFT LOAD AND REPORTING THE BEARING CAPACITY OF PAVEMENTS

Among the most important tasks of modern airport management engineering is the continuous check up of aircraft/pavement compatibility at every airport due to the large variety of aircraft traffic, types and loads. Demands for high safety standards, the capital costs of pavement assets likely to suffer due to overloading and the economical penalties at busy airports of closing down facilities for extensive repairs underscore the need for having a reliable system for ranking the severity of aircraft load and reporting the bearing capacity of pavements. Today's internationally accepted classification system, the ACN-PCN of ICAO is highly advantageous compared to older classification systems, however it contains several assumptions and inconsistencies that should be considered carefully. Airport engineers should be aware of them to avoid potential problems arising from the wrong estimation of aircraft load severity and pavement bearing capacity. For the covering abstract see ITRD E118503.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-41
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00963775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5809-398-0
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM